The Power. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532

The Power

Of An ActiveRain ReBlog. . .   


While I don’t participate in the ActiveRain practice of re-blogging on a structured basis, I do understand how the power of doing so might attract members. 



The benefits extend beyond the points that can accumulate over time but also serve as a way to sort through pages upon pages of the blog roll when searching through it can be quite cumbersome, sometimes mind-numbing or even overwhelming when looking for posts to read. 

In fact prior to ActiveRain, I am not sure I was aware of the word “reblog” let alone anyone who might do it.  Enlightenment on many levels is part of this experience, right?



Posted:  September 7, 2021

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - I think that the observation of your Sunday weekly posts as a mater reblog can definitely be made.  


Nina Hollander, Broker - I am not sure when I first heard the term phishing but you're right about the additional vocabulary that this century has introduced to us.  

Sep 07, 2021 11:10 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael Jacobs, reblog was a word I learned here in the rain as well. I very seldom reblog a post, I just don't think about it, perhaps time to change that. 

Sep 07, 2021 12:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Beth Atalay - we each find things that "work" for us and our blogging style.  Yeah, I guess that is developed over time.  Little could I ever imagine, that was a possibility but like words previously unknown, such things do occur.  

Sep 07, 2021 02:48 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Michael Jacobs Your post gave me a geniune smile. I might have re-blogged (note that I am using the hyphen, but you didn't?) years ago, but haven't of late!

Sep 07, 2021 04:16 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Wendy Rulnick - hyphen or no hyphen is definitely a concern when placing reblog(re-blog) in any context.  Spellcheck seems to prefer that dash but what do "they" know?   🤣

Sep 07, 2021 04:43 PM
Wendy Rulnick

Michael Jacobs either way, it's cool

Sep 07, 2021 05:19 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A post worthy of a re-blog may have a message that would get lost in the rolls, and should be placed as to get maximum exposure.  Posting  a re-blog within an hour of the original just steals the value and robs the original author.

Sep 07, 2021 07:24 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Michael! I wonder how many times someone will reblog your post about reblogging. LOL

Sep 07, 2021 07:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael like you I have probably can count on two hands how many times I did a re-blog in the past 10+ years I have been on AR... needless to say some find it a quick and easy way to post as well as recognize the writer so there are a couple of pros to what you and I do not take advantage of, Endre

Sep 07, 2021 11:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Michael.

I've had it happen to me, rarely but it does happen.  While I believe I've never re-blogged a post I won't bank on it.  Now, where was I headed with this, not a clue.

Sep 08, 2021 12:21 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Spellcheck always wants to correct my spelling of reblog, haha.  So, I guess it isn't really a word, yet it is a thing in ActiveRain.

Sep 08, 2021 05:28 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - on rare occasions if it was something important, I did reblog a post but did not allow others to comment to me but rather directly to the author of the post. 

I follow Broker rules and don't allow others to blog my own posts.

Sep 08, 2021 07:29 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Before AR, I had no idea what a blog was, let along a reblog Michael. I think I have only done this two times throughout the years, and I will probably continue on this road...

Sep 08, 2021 07:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Ed Silva - I agree with you - an immediate reblog of a post defeats the purpose in my opinion.


Rocky Dickerson - not likely any.  Although I could have mentioned Brian England in this post to help the possibilities of a reblog as Brian loves to see his name in print.  🤣



Endre Barath, Jr. - I know there are many who think/do all kinds of things that I(and you) don't participate.  The possibilities are definitely endless and so are the reasons why.  

Sep 08, 2021 07:48 AM
Brian England

Only when it is something positive Michael Jacobs, haha

Sep 08, 2021 08:06 AM
Michael Jacobs

Brian England - 💯

Sep 08, 2021 09:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

James Dray - that makes sense to me. 


Brian England - and the example you share is only one.  



Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - time on this planet as well time spent on this site have taught me many things.  And I am still learning.  


Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - introductions to words, concepts and, of course, people are just some of ways ActiveRain has acquainted us with all sorts of things.  

Sep 08, 2021 07:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

The re-blog feature is a great feature....for both the original blogger and the one sharing it. I don't blog often enough now, but when I was blogging regularly I usually included a reblog now and then.

Sep 08, 2021 04:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - even if I have been remiss in my reblogging, I am reminded that it can be worked into a good blogging regimen.  

Sep 08, 2021 05:28 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I used to write down the blogs I wanted to reblog down the road, but got out of the habit.  Should be better.....

Sep 11, 2021 06:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - plans and priorities can change.  Preferences to do or not to do often seem to follow as well.  

Sep 11, 2021 06:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Who knew 20 years ago what a 'blog' even was, Michael...muchless RE-blog!! It truly is a wonderful way to pay it forward. Roy Kelley is wonderful at doing that quite often.

I'm not good at re-blogging but, I do enjoy that others do and that Carol Williams and Kathy Streib share their golden nugget posts as I frequently miss them. 

Sep 14, 2021 02:30 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - even as ActiveRain participation seems to decrease(at least anecdotally) Carol and Kathy help shed additional exposure to posts as do Roy and many other members who practice re-blogging.  

Sep 14, 2021 03:24 PM